Reasons to have or not to have cosmetic surgery

I have never had cosmetic surgery before and I don’t plan to but I have played with the idea a few times. Many people have had some form of cosmetic surgery done. It is very common with celebrities and Instagram stars these days. So many people are obsessed with the perfect look. They want all their features looking their best and if any is not looking as good, they fix it. Do I blame them? Not at all. I am not one to judge especially when it comes to personal things like cosmetic surgery. However, it is always good to be honest when you get some work done though. My issue with many of these “stars” is that they try to pass the new features off as natural, which sends the wrong message out to their fans.

For me, if you have cosmetic surgery done, own up to it especially to those who look up to you. If you are an everyday woman, you don’t need to tell anyone you are not comfortable telling, but celebs don’t have that same privilege and anyone with any sort of huge following does not as well. I see many social media stars going on about privacy after they have undergone some sort of cosmetic surgery, usually full lips or a new pair of boobs. These new features will be impossible to miss and it is unfair and even misleading to try to make them appear natural when it is clear they are not.

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I have nothing against cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery is useful to have around. It is good to know there are cosmetic treatments available if we ever need it. I have had a couple of cosmetic treatments like microdermabrasion and I blogged about it on Fashion and Style Police. Those mini beauty treatments are my favourite kind of skincare treats and I love having them.

I just don’t want cosmetic surgery

Like I said, I played around with the idea of having some work done ages ago. That thought quickly vanished. The thought of going under the knife for a cosmetic reason will never make sense to me, but maybe that is because I am very happy with my body and I love the skin I am in, along with all the features, both perfect and imperfect.

Reasons to have cosmetic surgery

The fact that I don’t want them anymore doesn’t stop me from understanding why others would like to have some work done on them. As I said, I am not one to judge. Besides, many people may have real physical disfigurement through birth, illness or accident, and want to improve their appearance. There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve your features, just ensure you are doing it for the right reasons and that the surgery is worth the reasons. Going under the knife is no joke. I had a Caesarean section with the twins, so I have a good idea of what it means to go under the knife. Think long and hard before you make up your mind.

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Reasons to not have cosmetic surgery

It might go wrong. This is the major reason and risk you have to be prepared to take. You will be signing your life away before you go under. Cosmetic surgeries are also very expensive. Many people are unable to afford it even if they want it. Many people also have to deal with the aftermath of having the surgery done. It is a Catch-22 kind of thing. You are dammed if you admit to having the surgery done (you look so vain) and dammed if you don’t admit (you look vain and stupid for thinking people won’t notice).

At the end of the day, the choice is yours and there is no right or wrong way of looking at it. It all depends on what matters to you and what you want.

 

A SkinBase Microdermabrasion Treatment

You all know how crazy I am when it comes to beauty and skincare products. Well I am also very into skincare treatments. I neglected my skin for many years, and I am actually playing catch up now. My skin is great but I would love to clear a few pigmentation issues. I had the golden opportunity to have a SkinBase Microdermabrasion Treatment a week ago, and my facial skin is still thanking me for it today. My skin has never looked so good.

 

What is Microdermabrasion

For those who have never heard of the Microdermabrasion Treatment, it is a non-invasive procedure that uses exfoliating tiny crystals or a diamond tip to help remove the layer of dead skin cells. When you remove the top layer of skin, the body interprets it as an injury. The body then quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new healthy ones.

 

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My Microdermabrasion Treatment

My treatment was at Professional Eyes Studio in Northwich on a Saturday. As soon as I walked into the studio, I felt relaxed and ready for some pampering. The therapist examined my entire face. And then my face was cleansed of all makeup using a cleanser and the treatment started. I found the treatment completely painless and I was comfortable all through the treatment. A wand delivering a fine jet of abrasive crystals was used all over the skin. If I was to describe the sensation of the machine, it felt like an intense scrubbing on the face. Like a buff and polish of the skin.

Once the treatment was done, a simple moisturiser without any essential oils, AHA’s, glycolics or retinol was applied to replenish lost moisture and to prevent the skin becoming dry and peeling. The moisturiser used after this treatment must contain SPF to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure

The entire Microdermabrasion treatment was about 30 minutes. It ended with a hand massage which felt so good. As an online entrepreneur, I am forever online typing one thing or the other on a gadget, so having a hand massage was exactly what my tired fingers needed.

 

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Microdermabrasion Aftercare Advice
  1. Heavy makeup should not be used for the first 12 hours after the treatment.
  2. No swimming, facial waxing or fake tan application for the first 24 hours.
  3. Saunas, sun beds, sun exposure, botox, collagen injections or dermal fillers should not be used for the first 48 hours.
  4. Anti-ageing creams, AHAs, Glycolics, retinol or exfoliating products should not be used for the first 72 hours.

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Who needs Microdermabrasion

I would recommend this treatment to anyone dealing with pigmentation, acne scarring, wrinkles and fine lines. SkinBase™ is the leading Microdermabrasion treatment.  There are over 2,000 accredited salons and spas in the UK & Ireland, so there should be a salon near you. The therapist at the salon would examine your skin during the first consultation to determine the course of treatment you need. Treatments plans can vary from single ‘beauty boost’ treatments to courses of 6 to 20 treatments every 7 to 10 days.

I had a single beauty boost treatment as my skin didn’t need a course of treatments. But I will be having a treatment every couple of months as I loved the glow the treatment has given my skin. It feels brand new. My skin has never looked this good and I am loving it so much. I didn’t have any reactions after the treatment except a bit of dryness which went away after 24 hours. I used lots of Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion for the first 48 hours to replenish moisturise. It helped a lot. And I did splash my face with cold water once after the treatment when my face felt dead dry. With lots of mosituriser afterwards.

 

You can check out the short video below to see how my skin glowed after the treatment. The picture above does not do it justice.

 

 

 

What do you think of this SkinBase Microdermabrasion Treatment? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thank you for reading.

 

*I received this treatment in exchange for a review but all thoughts are 100% mine as always.

How to Effectively Tighten Your Skin

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One question that enters everyone’s mind at some point or another (I know it enters mine quite regularly) is what is the most effective way to tighten skin? Well, there is no right or wrong answer that is the same for every person. The truth of the matter is that what is right or wrong for you might be the reverse for someone else. But luckily there are so many different skin treatments to choose from that almost any skin problem can be addressed and cleared up, if you pick the right way to control or cure it.

Facelifts Are One Answer, But Not the Only Answer
When you start to see sagging skin, your immediate thought might be that you need a facelift. But think again. There are extreme cases where a facelift might be necessary, but it shouldn’t be the first thing you think of. There’s no reason to put your body or mind through the stress of anesthesia and surgery unless you have to. That being said, a facelift is a fairly long-term solution for severe sags.

Having a Peel Procedure Done at a Clinic
One thing you can do for moderate skin sagging, especially on your face, is to have a peel done at a clinic or spa. There are several types of peels and peel-like procedures. One is the chemical peel. Another is microdermabrasion, which technically isn’t a peel, but it acts in the same way. That is that it gets rid of debris and dead skin cells on the surface and lets a healthier layer of skin below show through. There are also cosmetic skincare machines that incorporate lasers to perform peels.

Other Types of Laser Skin Procedures
Lasers that are used to do peel-like procedures are known as ablative lasers. However, there are also other varieties of lasers, such as non-ablative and fractional lasers. Some of them can attack wrinkles and skin sags by treating lower layers of skin instead of the surface. If you have such a treatment, your body should respond by making more collagen and elastin, which will heal the skin over time. You might not notice a difference right away, but your skin should start to look better over the course of days or weeks.

Prevention and Clearing Skin Problems Up as They Start
There’s no reason why you have to wait until skin problems get moderate or severe before you treat them. In fact, you should treat them early if you can. There are many lotions on today’s market that you can use to deliver nutrients, vitamins, and hydration to your skin cells. There are also plenty of mild treatments like ultrasound and IPL (intense pulsed light) you can use to get rid of small wrinkles and imperfections before they get out of control.

Preventing skin problems before they happen is always good, but you might find yourself needing help even if your daily skincare routine is great. If so, the bottom line is that you have to balance your skin type, treatment needs, and budget to come up with a solution. Other factors include your skin color, level of dryness or oiliness, and any disorders you may have, such as rosacea. You should also consider whether you want to see results right away or don’t mind a more gradual improvement. Your dermatologist, clinician, or regular doctor should be able to help you decide which treatments are best or worst for your skin.

What do you think? Do you have any tips to share? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

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